2018 Morlet Family Vineyards 'Côteaux Nobles' Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview

$104.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Nobles Vineyard offers the fruit and the inspiration for this royally good Pinot Noir. A mountain climate with maritime influence lends special character to the wine, handcrafted with classical Burgundian techniques to capture the remarkable terroir. It’s a fine example of why Fort-Ross Seaview is considered to be such a magical AVA along the Sonoma Coast.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Luc Morlet
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
14 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak from artisan coopers
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Fort Ross-Seaview
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1049536
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD98

Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from the Nobles Ranch Vineyard in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA (northern Sonoma Coast), the 2018 Pinot Noir Coteaux Nobles has a ripe, opulent bouquet of black raspberries, orange blossom, baking spices, white chocolate, and candied violets. Gorgeous on the palate as well, this full-bodied Pinot Noir has a rounded, opulent texture that carries bright acidity, ripe tannins, and a distinct salty minerality and subtle marine-like influence. It's already drinking spectacularly well yet will cruise for a decade in cold cellars. It's the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted.